COACH TRIP TO LONDON
This will be leaving from Cardiff Museum at 8 am on November 17th and returning from London at 7 pm. Sparkling breakfast, beverages and cakes included in the £30 ticket price. This trip is in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Centre at Velindre Hospital. If you’re interested please contact Ann O’Connell on 07770 921816 or Sian Lia on 07989 639641
GOOD COUNSEL NETWORK
On 17th November, the Vigil of the Dedication of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this country. Please see the poster in the porch.
DAY OF RENEWAL
On Saturday, 17th November at St. Brigid’s Church, Crystal Glen, CF14 5QN, Deacon Rob Coyne will lead a day of renewal starting with the Parish Mass at 9.30 am, continuing with prayer, praise, and talks, (with two breaks) and ending at 3.30 pm. There is no charge and parking is free. Bring packed lunch.
ANNUAL MASS OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ALL DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE PARISH -
Saturday 17th November 2018, at 10.00am. Parishioners are invited to light a candle for their departed loved ones during the Mass and to see their names in the remembrance books. Tea and coffee available after Mass.
SUNDAY 18th November - WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
"When you did this to the least of my brothers, you did it for Me" This Sunday is the 2nd World Day of the Poor. It is a day, not for fundraising, but for considering how we can meet Christ through service to the poor. There will be a number of stalls set out in St David's Chapel giving you the opportunity to find out about the work that is done in the parish and how you might get involved. Please set aside some time to visit this important work. Tea/coffee is available.
SUNDAY 18th November
The children from our Parish Primary School will be taking a leading part in the 9.30 Mass with their readers and singers placing an emphasis on the World Day of the Poor.
The Candidates for First Holy Communion from our Parish will also be presented with their “passports”.
We extend a warm welcome to them all.
A set of keys have been found, please contact the parish office on 029 20483394
WALES & THE MARCHES CATHOLIC HISTORY SOCIETY
Our next free event is on Sunday 18th November at 3 pm in St. David’s RC Sixth Form College, Ty Gwyn Road. Prof. Madeleine Gray will be talking about “The Medieval Cult of St. Christopher”.
SUPPORT OF SICK AND RETIRED CLERGY
The annual retiring collection for the above cause is this Sunday (18th November) . In St. Peter’s, 50% of the donations goes to the Rosminians and 50% to Cardiff Archdiocese.
ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED CLERGY
This will take place in St. David’s Cathedral on Tuesday, 20th November at 12.45 pm, when the Archbishop, Clergy and lay faithful of the Diocese gather to pray for those members of the clergy who have served faithfully and have died
HCPT GROUP 73 NEWS
We are holding a Quiz Night at St. Joseph’s Catholic Club, Whitchurch Road on Wednesday, 21st November at 8 pm to raise funds to take disabled and disadvantaged children to Lourdes at Easter 2019. If you are interested in travelling as a helper with the Group, please email us at email@example.com or you can text 07739 984334.
To be held by Denis Pollard here on Thursday 22nd November at 7.00pm
Next Sunday (25th), after both Masses, the Craft Group will be in the porch with a great selection of their work for sale. All proceeds will go to SVP. A good opportunity to buy some Christmas bargains!
YR OFFEREN YR GYMRAEG
Mass in Welsh will be celebrated on November 25th at 4.30pm in St. Teilo’s Church, Whitchurch, CF14 1AD. Bilingual booklets are provided. Croeso cynnes I bawb.
PARISH IN COUNCIL
The next open meeting for the Parish in Council is on 26th November at 7.00 pm in the presbytery. Anyone with ideas about the life of our parish is welcome to come along.
ACTA - A Call to Action
We are an organisation that brings together clergy, religious and laity to discuss issued of common interest and concern. The next meeting of the Cardiff Group is at the church hall of St. Helen’s RC Church, Barry, at 7 pm on Wednesday, 28th November. All are welcome. Further information from Frank Callus, 07956 005459 or firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS MARKET at ST ILLYTD’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
29th November 4 - 6 pm. Entertainment, refreshments and Santa’s Grotto. Many stalls.
MESSAGE FROM FR. SAJI ABOUT PARISH GROUPS:-
“I am looking to get to know the various groups which are alive in our Parish community. If each of the group leaders would please confirm their parish group names, the main contact person and the contact number with the Parish Office it would be much appreciated. Please also mention how many times you meet up in the month, with place and times. The form to fill in is left with the Parish Office Manager. Thank you in anticipation.”
REMEMBRANCE MASS THANK YOU
Thank you everyone who organised the annual Mass for remembrance for all deceased members of the parish.
A big thank you for the generous donation recently received from St. Peter's.
NOVEMBER - MONTH OF PRAYER FOR THE DEAD
Please take an envelope from the porch, into which you can place your list of family and friends departed.
The envelopes will be in a prominent position throughout the month as a focus for our prayers. IF you wish a Mass to offered uniquely for the people on your list, please include an offering. . Such Masses will be celebrated by our retired Rosminians at Rugby or Derryswood or here at St. Peter’s if possible. Please hand your envelopes to a member of the clergy or leave at the office.
Fr. Saji wishes to appoint a person to prepare and cook healthy, nourishing meals and undertake light duties at the presbytery. Days required are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm (3 hours per day/12 hours per week) at £8.75 per hour subject to annual review. Interested? Please contact Fr. Saji at the presbytery
The boiler in the church has still not been repaired and we apologise for the long delay which is out of our hands. Please wrap up warm until it is working again.
With only two weeks To the start of Advent, we have left some free Sheets at the back of church for you to take. These explain the meaning of the ceremony of the Advent Wreath and how to make one. Please take a sheet and use the ceremony within your family during Advent.
Last chance for children aged 8 and over to star in this year’s St Peter’s pantomime “Aladdin”. Rehearsals take place each Sunday 2.30pm - 5pm at St Peter’s Community Hall, Bedford Street. For more information contact Jo on 07967 507310.
ST PETER’S SENIOR CITIZENS GROUP
For the time being, we’ll be meeting in the Front Room of the Presbytery from 2pm till 4pm every Wednesday
Reading rotas for November are ready for collection from the Sacristy.
ADORATION FOR OUR FAMILIES
If you have problems in your families and would like to pray for them please come and join us, with Jesus, in the BLESSED SACRAMENT in St. Alban's Church, Cameron Street, Splott, CF24 2NX from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on the Second Monday of every month. Please see notice board for contact details.
Only 30p each, are now available at the back of the church from Teresa Hurley or the Church shop. Last date for posting is Sunday 2nd December.
WINTER NIGHT SHELTER
We are now making preparations for our fourth year of providing food and shelter for the homeless on Friday nights from December to March. Today, Annette Millett and Geraldine Green will be at the back of the church after both Masses and need you to speak to them if:-
*You want to remain on the volunteer list so we can check your contact details.
*You are no longer able to volunteer and wish your name to be taken off the list.
*You are a new volunteer (always very gratefully welcomed)
There will be 3 shifts, Supper - 6pm to 10pm, Overnight - 9.45 pm to 7 am and Breakfast 6.45 am to 8.30 am.
A training session will be arranged prior to commencement. If you would like to assist but would prefer a non-contact role, then help will be needed to set up beds and bedding on Friday afternoons. As the weeks progress we will be appealing for specific donations as needs become apparent. For further information, see Deacon Mike or email him on email@example.com
FR. JIM McKNIGHT'S 60th - ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY
You are invited to Fr. Jim McKnight's 60th Anniversary of Ordination Mass on Friday 7th December in St. Peter's Church at 8.00 pm, followed by refreshments. Please RSVP by November 30th to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Parish office on 20483394.
VENITE ADOREMUS RETREAT
The Archdiocese of Cardiff invites everyone to a ‘Venite Adoremus Retreat’ during Advent as a preparation for Christmas. It will be held at St David’s Catholic College on 8th December 2018 from 10.30am to 3pm. The keynote speaker will be Archbishop George Stack. The retreat is free of charge and open to people of all faiths and no faith. Registration is at 10am for a 10.30am start. Lunch will be provided. To attend, please contact Christian Mahoney on 07764 515864 or email@example.com. Christian will be speaking at both weekend Masses.
Message from FR. TONY
Thank you once again for the great support you’ve given me in the recent weeks. I’m now spending some time with family in Liverpool and will be taking a short holiday in Malta. I have an appointment with the hospital on 11th December, after which I will be leaving for my new home at the Rosmini Centre (Ratcliffe College). Further medical treatment will be in the Leicester hospitals. I hope to be present at Masses on Sunday 9th December to say my farewells
CHURCH SCHOOLS’ LEADERSHIP COURSE 2019-20
Beginning on March 12th 2019, this 12 month course is designed to support and develop future leaders in all Church Schools across South Wales. It is open for all senior teachers, new headteachers, assistant and deputy heads in primary and secondary schools. For more information, an informal chat or an application form, tel. 07494 793601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications 18th December 2018.
Christmas stock is now on sale:- Advent calendars, Liturgical calendars, diaries, candles, Christmas cards, crib sets & figures, children’s books and much more! We are open on Sunday mornings and also Monday to Thursday, 10.30am - 12.30pm. Walk With Me” booklets of prayers and reflections for Advent and Christmas are now available for £1.
GREEK SPEAKERS NEEDED
A Greek-speaking gentleman with very little English, who is resident at Nazareth House, would love a visit from someone who speaks Greek. If you can help please ring Peter Sullivan on 07906101015. Thank You.
MASS BOOKINGS FOR 2019
Next year's diary has now arrived. If you have particular dates on which you'd like to have a Mass celebrated, perhaps for an anniversary or any other intention, please call in at the presbytery during the week or just phone. Please note that we can't cope with multiple requests for booking on a Sunday morning.
We extend a warm welcome to all new students to Cardiff. Please make yourself known to one of the clergy or complete a registration and consent form which is at the back of the church. All the very best to you during your time here.
The sheets for are available today in the porch. If you know of any housebound parishioners who may like to join this campaign of daily prayer for the parish and for the world, just take a sheet to them. Please ensure that sick or frail parishioners know that Holy Communion can be brought to their homes by a priest or one of the Eucharistic ministers.
The biggest annual event for young Catholics is being held on Saturday 2nd March at Wembley. For more information and to book, go to https://cymfed.org.uk/flame2019
FR. SHINTO KUMINIYIL
We welcome Fr. Shinto to our parish. He will stay and help Fr. Saji here until the new Provincial is appointed early in December. The weekday Masses at 8 am will continue until then in St David's Chapel
If you know of anyone who is lonely or isolated and would like a visit or support from the SVP please contact Peter Sullivan on 07906101015.
GOING INTO HOSPITAL?
Waiting to go into hospital? Do please let your parish priest know in plenty of time. He will be pleased to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick with you or any pastoral support you need. The small team of parish priests who currently provide 24/7 emergency cover in the Cardiff hospitals are under a great deal of pressure, so unfortunately there is no guarantee that one will always be available at any particular time. On the same theme, if you know of any Catholic already in hospital who needs or might like a visit or sacramental support, please continue to leave details with the Cardiff & Vale Hospital Chaplaincy on 029 2074 3230.
A bicycle is needed for a lady. If anyone has one which they no longer need, please contact the SVP on 07906 101015
PLASNEWYDD FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Every Friday, 2- 4pm, at Plasnewydd Community Centre, Shakespeare Street, Roath; Tea, biscuits, Bingo, Raffle and chat. New members are most welcome; come along and join us.
GIFT AID DONORS
A big thank you to our donors. Please take your annual summary letter from the table in the porch. Gift Aid is simple to arrange if you're a UK tax payer - it increases our annual income by thousands of pounds at no extra cost to you. To sign up, please contact the parish office.
A Mass at Cardiff Prison takes place each Friday at 3 pm in their Chapel. For some years, parishioners from several Cardiff parishes have attended this Mass, which is organised by the Catholic Chaplain. Roman Catholic prisoners attend and are given the chance to worship with fellow Catholics. If you are interested in learning further details, please contact St. Peter’s SVP on 07906 101015.
OUR COMMUNITY HALL
Preliminary work on Phase 2 of the renovations has begun. This will provide us with new storage space as well as an admin office/interview room. During the work, the hall will still be available evenings and weekends. Contact Maria in the parish office for booking information.
FREEDOM TO CONTINUE PRO-LIFE VIGILS
The Home Secretary has recently stated that banning peaceful pro-life assembly near abortion clinics would be a “disproportionate response”. Thanks to those of you who sent a “SPUC” designed postcard to government recently.
Please pick up a card from the back of church. It just needs a stamp, together with your name and address.
Helping single Catholic adults of all ages to meet. Phone 0161 941 3498, visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email info@catholic singles.org.uk
How many of you spend two minutes reading the Gospel of the Day? Two minutes!
Keep a small book of the Gospels. Carry it in your purse or handbag….. When you’re on the bus, or on the train, or
when you’re at home, open it and read for two minutes. Try it! You will see how it changes your life. Because you will encounter JESUS. You are encountering the WORD.
There will be special prayer stations in the Church, adoration and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and all meals and refreshments will be provided. Children will have their own special sessions whilst the adults are gathered together for workshops. If you would like to come along, just ring Fr. Matthew on 01432 265177 or email email@example.com so we can plan numbers for meals
Please take your FREE copy today from the back of Church.
200 CLUB OCTOBER WINNERS
No. 55 Tony & Joan McCarthy £50
No. 42 Tomos Power £30
No. 35 Sally Moriarty £20